White House Launches Rural Investment Fund

Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture

As reported by the US Department of Agriculture, the White House Rural Council today announced the creation of the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects across the country. As described by the Department,

An initial $10 billion has been committed to the fund with greater investment expected to follow. Target investments will include hospitals, schools and other educational facilities, rural water and wastewater systems, energy projects, broadband expansion, local and regional food systems, and other rural infrastructure.

For more information, see the press release from the US Department of Agriculture.

At this Summer’s MACo Conference, Congressional staff to Senator Barbara Mikulski and Representative John Delaney will be providing an update on federally-funded infrastructure projects in Maryland and federal legislation to address our aging transportation infrastructure.

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